Friday, December 17, 2010

What to do with a Daikon Radish- CSA revisited

Ever seen one of these before?

For you, my daughter demonstrates her disgust for vegetables, in general.

This is a Daikon Radish.  One of the seemingly odd vegetables we received in our CSA box last week.
Our CSA farm usually sends home a newsletter that includes a recipe or two on how to cook our new vegetables.  This week I tried something new with the Daikon Radish and it turned out pretty darn good.

Behold the
Daikon Radish Stir-fry:

First, clean your radish.


Second, grate it.



It looks so good and clean- like fresh fallen snow!!! ;)



Third, step over the baby/child playing at your feet, 
and fire up the stove for some chicken or tofu.


Saute some vegetables.  Hard ones go in first (carrots, onion, celery). 


After the hard vegetables have softened, 
add the DIAKON RADISH.


It will shrink a bit as you cook it, so you can throw in a couple other vegetables if you like.
I suggest spinach, kale or swisschard.
Add salt to taste


OH MY GOODNESS THIS STUFF IS OH-SO GOOD!
(and healthy, too)

Now, if you like your stir-fry saucy (which I do), here is a recipe for some 
basic stir-fry sauce:
1 cup of chicken broth
1 Tbs. cornstarch
2 Tbs. soy sauce
Garlic to taste
(fresh is best!)
Ginger to taste 
(fresh is best!)

Throw all of these ingredients into a mug with a lid or other closed container and 
shake it!

Dump the sauce in with your stir fry and let it thicken over medium-low heat.


Serve your stir-fry over rice.
Enjoy the Daikon Radish!
Mmmmmmmm!

-CK

6 comments:

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

looks yummy!!!

Liz said...

That is one HUGE veggie! But it sounds so delicious!

Liz said...

I did not know that radishes got so huge or that they could be shredded like that! Do they give off a strong flavor?

Jenn Erickson said...

I am so impressed! I would have had no idea what to do with a Daikon radish. It looks so intimidating. The look on your daughter's face says it all, and yet you totally rocked it into a delicious dish! Inspiring!

Jackie said...

Carrie! You always come up with the most amazing this. THis looks delish!

the sleepy time gal said...

that looks really good! i love that first photo.

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